>The National Fire Sprinkler Association held their annual Staff Meeting in Baltimore, MD this year November 12-14, 2017. NFSA has completed it's move of their headquarters to Baltimore and held it's staff meeting at the Airport Hilton Hotel in Baltimore. NFSA President, Shane Ray, opened the meeting with a warm welcome to all that attended. [...]
Bob Upson, an engineer with NFSA, is coming into town to teach the Water Supplies class at the Metropolitan Fire Marshals September meeting Sept. 13, 2017 at 9:00. Bob is the Manager of Engineering Services for the National Fire Sprinkler Association. This presentation summarizes some of the factors that should be considered for assessing adjustments [...]
A fire sprinkler save at an off-site student housing at SIUE occurred on September 5, 2017. The Enclave apartment building in Edwardsville, Illinois was sprinklered with a 13R System by Boyer Fire Protection several years ago and they provide the system maintenance.
Chad Duffy with NFPA came into town to teach a 3-hour 13D Class at Sprinkler Fitters Union Local 268 on Wednesday evening. The July 19 class was for Fire Officials, Contractors and Sprinkler Fitters. Approximately 60 people were on hand for Chad's presentation.
Shane Ray, President of the National Fire Sprinkler Association, was in St. Louis on May 23, 2017 for the Common Voices meeting. While he was here, he had the Fire Team USA bring in their burn trailer for a Side-By-Side Burn Demonstration. Robertson Fire Protection District was on hand to put out the unsprinklered fire.
The St. Louis Fire Sprinkler Alliance presented two classes at Sprinkler Fitters Union Local 268 on February 21 and 22, 2017. National Fire Sprinkler Association's John Corso was in town to teach a class on Underground Piping and a class on Inspection, Testing and Maintenance. Both classes were well attended by Fire Officials, sprinkler fitters, [...]
The newly formed St. Louis Metro Area Chapter held it's first meeting November 4, 2016 at Bartolino's Osteria. The first order of business was election of officers. Andy Bill from Ahern Fire Protection was elected as President. Rich Boyer with Boyer Fire Protection was elected as Vice-President and Ed Musket with a Simplex was elected [...]
Shane Ray, President of NFSA, was in town Tuesday August 23, 2016 for a meeting with St. Louis area sprinkler contractors. Missouri's new NFSA State Coordinator, Randy Cole, called the meeting to get the contractors and suppliers together to discuss forming a local NFSA Chapter. The chapter would include contractors, suppliers & manufacturers and AHJ's. [...]
117 people attended the NFSA Coordinating NFPA 25 & 72 Seminar hosted by the Metropolitan Fire Marshals Association April 29, 2016 at Sprinkler Fitters Union Local 268 Training Center. Jason Webb and Art Black presented the class which was funded by a grant from the State of Missouri. Vendor sponsors also helped support the class.
There was a sprinkler save June 25, 2015 at a Smoothie King in a strip shopping center located at 12599 Olive St. Rd. in Creve Coeur, MO. An electrical fixture in the bathroom ceiling caught fire and caught combustibles in the bathroom on fire. A 165 deg. fire sprinkler head fused and put the [...]